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Explore Australia's second-oldest capital city

For a while Hobart sat quietly in the shadows of Australia's mainland capitals, polishing its silverware at fine dining establishments, tweaking its festival line-ups and squeezing in a few extra market stalls. Finally people began to realise there was a vibrant city just waiting to be explored, bursting with galleries, natural beauty and some of the friendliest locals around. Humble Hobart is ideal for a short break itinerary whether you are an art aficionado or a smooth sailor. If you want to escape the crowds but still crave the city buzz, why not spend a weekend in Hobart and see why it has become the talk of the town?

Hobart: HarbourConstitution Dock

Hobart takes the lead as Tasmania's food and wine hub with a huge emphasis on freshly caught seafood – fresh fish, scallops and delicious crustaceans are unloaded from fishing boats just meters away from restaurants on the waterfront. Nearby Derwent and Huon Valleys provide a selection of locally produced wine to complement your meal. Your weekend holiday in Hobart should start with a visit to the Salamanca Market to breathe the intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee, delicate pastries and sweet fruit straight from paddock to plate. Cosy cafes and shops are tucked into the sandstone warehouses surrounding the market so you can continue enjoying Hobart's inner-city atmosphere.

Hobart: StreetDowntown Hobart

The cultural heart of Tassie, Hobart has added another winner to its artistic repertoire with the world-class MONA museum – a semi-subterranean collection of antiquities and contemporary installations nestled in wine country. Visit MONA by with a ferry ride from the city and make your way up the River Derwent, or get out an about with a day tour of Freycinet National Park. Contact Flight Centre today to arrange your flights and hotels and see for yourself why Hobart has become all the rage.

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